Dr. Kathryn Lang, vice president of Health Outcomes and Evidence at Guardant Health discusses research highlighting the significance of its LUNAR-2 liquid biopsy test in detecting early-stage colorectal cancer (CRC) with clinically meaningful accuracy. These data were presented during the American Cancer Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Meeting II in Abstract #2316: “Integrated genomic and epigenomic cell-free DNA (cfDNA) analysis for the detection of early-stage colorectal cancer”.
Returning guest, Dr. Steve Tilles, Senior Director of Medical Affairs at Aimmune Therapeutics, the first company to gain FDA approval of a peanut allergy treatment, PALFORZIA™, discusses his experience as an allergist, where the allergy immunology market is headed over the next year and provides real-world insight into practices reopening in light of COVID-19.
Returning guest, Dr. Susan Mitmesser, VP of Science and Technology at Pharmavite, makers of Nature Made vitamins and supplements, discusses a review paper by Pharmavite that was recently published in “Nutrients” where the correlation between nutrient inadequacies, immune function, and weakened immune response is shown in American adults.
Daniel Simon discusses the GuardantINFORM™ platform featuring an extensive clinical-genomic liquid biopsy dataset of advanced cancer patients. The platform is intended to help accelerate research and development of the next generation of cancer therapeutics by offering biopharma partners an in-silico platform that combines de-identified longitudinal clinical information and genomic data collected from the Guardant360® liquid biopsy test —over 100,000 tests to date.
Galderma’s “Beyond the visible: rosacea and psoriasis of the face” is a global survey involving over 600 patients with facial skin disease (rosacea or psoriasis) and 361 doctors across 6 countries. Here to discuss the findings of the survey and the burden on patients’ productivity and daily lives is one of the report authors, board-certified dermatologist and Galderma consultant, Dr. Julie Harper.
Dr. Carlos Doti discusses the results from two trials – Ph.2 ACE-CL-001 and Ph.3 ASCEND, that was presented at the virtual edition of the European Hematology Association‘s (EHA25) Annual Congress, showing long-term efficacy and tolerability of CALQUENCE® (acalabrutinib) in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
Dr. Imamu Tomlinson, CEO of Vituity and a practicing emergency physician, discusses his own experience with discrimination as a Black American and how it has influenced his approach to leadership and medicine. He talks about conversations he has had with his physician teams about racial injustice, the role of healthcare in serving as an equalizer, and the impact healthcare access can have on bringing justice to local communities.
Linda Hand, CEO of Prealize, discusses the use of AI and machine learning to pinpoint individuals and populations most likely to have a significant health event over the next 12-18 months that will benefit from early intervention. She also talks about the post-pandemic healthcare surge and precision public health.
Dr. Cedric Bryant, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer at the American Council on Exercise (ACE) discusses ACE’s behavior change research-based philosophy called the Mover Method™ which ACE believes can have a measurable impact on public health. He also talks about health equity and how some of ACE’s exercise professionals work and live in communities where lifestyle-related diseases like diabetes/heart disease are most prevalent and he is working with organizations like the World Health Organization and the CDC to find solutions for these lifestyle diseases.
Dr. Roy Herbst, MD, of Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital, discusses data presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO20) Virtual Scientific Program highlighting some of the latest research in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) the most common type of lung cancer.